Delta Blues: TheBluesBlogger’s 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway


Congratulations to Jan R-B!!! She is the winner of the Delta Blues Book Giveaway. Jan is also known as @LOLAsFeedAnFuel on twitter… Thanks to everyone who entered the draw.

Delta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

As a way of saying thank you to all readers of TheBluesBlogger, and at the same time have a little fun, I’m giving away one copy of the book Delta Blues by Ted Gioia. This is the hard cover edition of the book that takes a historical journey through time and examines the mood and atmosphere that is the basis for most popular music we know and love today. Gioia provides insight into the early life and career of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King. From the novice lover of the blues to the most knowledgeable music fan, this is a book I’m sure you’ll find intriguing.

Take a Peek Inside the Book.

Five Possible Entries In The Random Draw – Here’s How –

Clicking the link here on this line will open an email form that is good for 1 entry:

Of course I’ll need your name and email address:
On the subject line put: Delta Blues Giveaway
In the message body: This can be anything. Just let me know you want to be entered in the random giveaway.

(The above information will be kept confidential. No spam I promise!)

Copy and Paste the Following Message on Twitter For 1 Entry:

RT @thebluesblogger Retweet & follow for 1 entry in the Delta #Blues book giveaway. More info at #deltabluesdraw

My StumbleUpon Friends

Thumbs up this post and write a brief comment on SU for 1 entry.

The Last Way to Enter

is to simply write any insightful comment regarding this post. For example it could be something about your favorite Delta Blues artist. Or perhaps a memorable song from the past. Maybe you just want to mention an article you read that struck a chord. It’s really up to you… For adding any comments to this post I will add 2 entries into the random draw…

This random prize giveaway will close 11:00 pm eastern time in the U.S. on October 30th. Winners will be contacted by email and must reply by twelve noon November 1st eastern time in the United States, otherwise a new entry will be drawn… Good luck and have fun!

This random prize giveaway is only available in The United States and Canada… But don’t be too disappointed, soon I will announce an additional giveaway that will be available in a few more countries internationally just to be fair to all my readers… Stay tuned!

This blog started as a therapeutic means for me to deal with the aftershock of my heart attack 2 years ago this month. TheBluesBlogger was a comfortable vehicle for me to share my personal experiences and merge them together with my love of music and writing… Since then it has grown beyond my wildest expectations. Over the past 2 years, I’ve received some extremely positive and heart felt messages in which I’m eternally grateful. To all readers of this blog old and new, thanks for letting me share my thoughts along with the music and the times I so fondly remember. And of course the new sounds that continue to inspire and motivate me. Your comments, input and words of encouragement mean more to me than I can ever say…

All The Best,


13 Responses to “Delta Blues: TheBluesBlogger’s 2nd Anniversary Prize Giveaway”

  1. Kenna Pitts October 7, 2009 at 7:43 pm #

    I really enjoy all your articles, Your knowledge is helpful to all blues lovers.

  2. Susan October 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

    I’m not going to write about what the Delta Blues have done for me, but rather, what this blog has done for me.

    I came to this blog at a very bad time in my life. My son was very ill, not only was I unemployed, but I had to care for my son, so couldn’t go back to work until he was better.

    Every week end I received this blog from the Blues Blogger and the music and the stories behind them inspired me to rise above all of the bad news. (I have to say guy, that your honesty about your life and your intense love of music can lift anyone out of whatever mess they are sitting in!)

    Before I started following the Bluesblogger I had enjoyed the blues and had been moved by them a couple times, but hadn’t really gotten into them the way I did as they are presented here. Misery might love company, but if you’re answered by someone else’s misery it’s an acknowlegement that you are not alone or the only one to go through tough times. And if the man or woman singing it is on stage and doing well then you know that the bad times are temporary.

    So, my son is fine, I have a job, I never resorted to psych drugs or any other weirdness to pull out of my tough times — and this blog sure helped me along the way.


  3. Angela J October 8, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    Please enter me

  4. Tom Bingham October 10, 2009 at 10:04 am #

    I teach American Music History and World Music at SUNY Fredonia. Every so often, they allow me to teach an Honors Course on Blues history, which will be offered again in the Spring 2010 semester. I’m sure the opinions of a noted critic such as Ted Gioia would add much perspective to this course. I do believe I’ll let my students know about this blog next semester.

  5. Kevin October 14, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    Congrats on your success. I believe we were SU friends before you started the actual “Blues Blog” . I have always enjoyed sending you items of interest; and, knowing that you appreciated my contributions.

    Keep up the good work.


  6. hollynoel001 October 18, 2009 at 4:01 pm #

    The BluesBlogger has become one of my blogs to recieve every week since i was turned on to it a couple of months ago; I have even went through several of his archives enjoying each and every one of them they have great information and videos to watch. I have learned about great musicians i did not about and even ones i did!! You do such a wonderful job I am glad you have turned your extra time into something that brings such pleasure to people everywhere. Without people like you many great musicians might go unnoticed which would be a shame. Thank you for your time and contributions!!

  7. Aaron October 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm #

    The late great Hound Dog Taylor is my favorite Delta Blues artist. His version of “The Sky is Crying” is fantastic.

  8. wendy wallach October 29, 2009 at 6:57 pm #

    I tweeted the giveaway.


    madamerkf at aol dot com

  9. Gabriel J. October 29, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    Great prize, great music!

  10. Lindsay October 30, 2009 at 12:24 am #

    My husband is from Mississippi and the Blues has shaped his entire life. I must admit that I was a novice when we first met, but now I love to hear him play Robert Johnson, Buddy Guy etc

  11. Gianna October 30, 2009 at 12:05 pm #

    Sent the form 🙂

  12. susan smoaks October 30, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    i have always loved the blues, but am just now starting to get into them, i enjoy your blog

  13. renagades October 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm #

    I have loves the blues for as long as I can remember. Nothing is as sensual as a gritty , growling blues song.

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